Raise your hands if you love having all your favorite components of Thanksgiving dinner on more than one day a year? Now, raise your hands if you love all the time, money and energy to make all of it more than one day a year? I hear crickets.....I have a solution. As many of you know from yesterday's post, I entered a StoveTop challenge however you do not know the criteria and how I came up with the recipe so I thought I would fill you in. Here were the criteria:
b.) One-dish using STOVE TOP
c.) Feed 4 under $10
d.) Provide an essay (in 100 words or less) that explains why you and your family enjoy the recipe.
Additional challenges for myself: Quick, Unique, Use items that anyone can get year round and a Complete meal. How did I do?
Also, I only found this contest the day before the deadline and spent the first day emailing questions to BlogHer/StoveTop and coming up with different ideas and pricing them out. I figured most people would go for chicken and beef so I thought fish and turkey. I then thought about some of our favorite meals during holidays and bam, Thanksgiving popped into my mind. Here is an excerpt from my essay:
"This recipe encompasses all of our favorite Thanksgiving foods: Turkey, Stuffing, Green Beans, Cranberries and Gravy and can be made under 30 minutes. A benefit of using Stove Top Stuffing is that all the seasonings we need are already in the mix. We also consider this recipe quite family friendly as kids love fun looking food so we made this meal into a roll-up. "
a.) If you have the time and money, round out this T-day meal, with a salad and some mashed potatoes.
b.) To save even more money, buy split turkey breasts and have the butcher debone it. With the money you save, you can buy fresh beans, potatoes and salad fixings.
Can you believe that I made this meal for 4 for $6.25!!!
For the recipe and to vote for Recipe #5, please follow this link. You can vote until 11:59 tonight!